General Event Information
2017 Exhibits and Events
If you are an SOS artist or volunteer interested in submitting work to these shows, please go to this page.
For 2017, our Somerville Museum show has a new name: SOS First Look.
We are also bringing back the Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show after a year's hiatus.
For a complete calendar view, see our Visitor Calendar page.
SOS First Look Exhibit
April 23 - May 19, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 23, 4-6:30 pm
The SOS First Look Exhibit offers the best opportunity to preview the studios and artists' work. All SOS participating artists are invited to submit work, creating a group show that is unparalleled in diversity and excitement. Come to SOS First Look to plan your weekend.
Photo of SOS 2016's Somerville Museum exhibit, by Mara Brod
SOS weekend hours (May 4-7): Thursday 2-7 pm, Friday 2-9 pm,
Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm
Regular hours: Thursday 2-7pm, Friday 2-5 pm, Saturday noon-5pm
SOS Volunteer Show
April 10 - May 12, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 pm
SOS is created and run by scores of fantastic volunteers from within and around our community. The Volunteer Show highlights work from this dedicated, civic-minded group of artists in Davis Square's popular and locally owned Diesel Cafe. View this show while enjoying tasty treats from our friends at Diesel from Forge Bakery and perusing your SOS map booklet.
Diesel Cafe is open Monday-Friday 6 am - 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 7 am - 10 pm.
Inside-OUT Gallery at CVS
early April through May 8, 2017
Sidewalk Reception: to be announced
CVS, One Davis Square (map)
Stroll by the CVS window in Davis Square, and stop to enjoy an exhibition by first-time SOS artists. Artists share their style and story in this highly visible art show, on view 24/7 through the month of April and the weekend of Open Studios.
Photo of SOS 2016's Inside-OUT exhibit, by Nancy Anderson
Beyond the Pattern: The SOS Art In Fashion Show
A live runway presentation showcasing the dazzlingly diverse work of local artists in fashion and accessories.
See our Beyond the Pattern page for more information.
SOS Donut Art Show
April 15 - May 13, 2017
Union Square Donuts, 20 Bow Street
Behold the doughnut. Two glorious ounces of glistening goodness.
Twisted, glazed, iced, filled, topped, or naked, it has been portrayed in various mediums since its (American) invention in the late 18th century. The oozing, dripping, delectable delight is made from flour, sugar, eggs, and milk; but SOS 2017 Donut Art can be made from any medium that can be hung on the wall of Union Square Donuts.
Union Square Donuts is open Monday-Friday 7am-1pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am-3pm.
2017 Kids' Art Show
May 1-15, 2017
Cupcake Reception: Sunday, May 14, 3-5 pm
Work by the littlest of Somerville's Future Artists.
Information on this show, including how to submit art, will be posted on the SOS Kids page.
Cinema Somerville Outdoor Film Fest
The Somerville Arts Council and SCATV present an ArtsUnion and Cinema Somerville Film Fest during SOS weekend on Saturday, May 6th from 7:30-9:30pm, held in Union Square plaza or indoors at SCATV (in case of inclement weather).
To celebrate the City of Somerville's 175th Birthday, this year's theme is "Somerville old and new". We are seeking submissions for short films about Somerville, whether it be Somerville music, food, politics, history, etc. The selection committee plans to screen several short films mixing new submitted footage with vintage clips. The screening will total 90 minutes. Please spread the word and for any further questions, please contact Erica Jones at email@example.com .
Flatbread SOS Fundraiser
Eat Tasty Flatbread, Support SOS! A portion of all pizza sales this night go to support Somerville Open Studios. We will also have a raffle with exciting prizes, including tickets to the ICA and a gift certificate to Blue Cloud Gallery. Come and enjoy the company of your favorite SOS artists and volunteers.